Abilene Reporter News, August 25, 1966

Abilene Reporter News

August 25, 1966

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1966, Abilene, Texas 'WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT f 111 86TH YEAR, NO. 70 ABILENE, TEXAS, 70604, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 25, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS 5 CENTS DAILY 15 CENTS SUNDAY Associated Prets Landing Fees Hiked 3 Cents By BOB BRUCE Reporter-News Staff Writer Abilene city councilmen and Trans-Texas Airways compro- mised on increased landing fees Thursday after a T-TA official said the proposed 100 per cent boost would not encourage add- ed schedules. Councilmen approved a hike from a nickel to eight cents for each pounds of gross land- ing weight. The council was con- sidering a jump to 10 cents. Ted 0. Brinkiey, T-TA vice president for properties and fa- cilities, called the 10-cent pro- posal "unfair, out of line, and completely unreasonable." a Year The nickel rate has been pro- viding about a year in rev- enue for the city from T-TA landings at Abilene Municipal Airport, according to Asst. City Manager Ed Wagoner Average fee throughout the T-TA system, said Brinkley, is cents. "If we had paid 10 cents everywhere last year, there'd have been no said Brink- ley the council showed signs of compromising, Brinkley protested that use of larger planes bf T-TA would bring in more revenue for Abilene at the five-cent level. Fears Precedent .Brinkley said he also feared a jump to 10-cents might set a pre- cedent that would be followed by- other cities. Abilene currently is served by 13 flights daily. Ten cents would pointed out that Abilene board- ings rank sixth in the T-TA sys- tem and passenger miles are seventh, "You stop here because you've got the business, don't Hughes asked Brinkley, who nodded affirmatively. T-TA information provided Wagoner shows that T-TA pays eight cents at Austin, Midland- Odessa and Dallas, 10 cents at Lubbock and Corpus. Christi nine cents at Houston and 115 cents at San Antonio. More in Line The move by the council was to bring Abilene more in line with other cities, Wagoner said. j The council tabled for two weeks a request by real estate man J. C. Haines for the city to 'supply water ard sewer service to a 167-acre area which he plans to develop just outside northeast Abilene. Haines protested that delay by the city already was costing him money at the rate of a month. Councilmen indicated they thought some of the lots much too large. j A paving assessment to widen S. 14th to four lanes- from Elm Creek to the Winters Freeway Red Guards Sack Catholic School drew opposition from Lloyd Waddington, 1381 Buccaneer, who said he felt his bill of 44 was much too high. More of the burden should ;be borne by more of the public, he said. City Engineer John Conely boring Viet Nam. explained that the city pays 60 per cent and landowners 40 per cent. Fears Water DE GAULLE DEPARTS ON ROUND-THE WORLD TOUR President Charles de Gaulle of France salutes honor guard as he prepares to leave Orly air- port in Paris, France, Thursday morning on a round- the-world tour. Included in the tour will be a major speaking stop at Cambodian capital city Phnom Penh next week, where he is expected to state his views on the Viet Nam war. At left is French. Premier Georges Pompidou. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Paris. De Gaulle Off On World Tour DJIBOUTI. French Somali- land (AP) Charles de Gaulle arrived in Africa to- day on the first leg of a world tour that will take him to Cam- bodia, whose leader has been assailing U.S. policy in neigh- Elbert Hall, a developer of the J J A. 1 1_ _3 I V T V7Jk. InUVS not encourage additional addltion) sajd he -nrtfr o After a visit to this last re- maining segment of the French empire, De Gaulle will proceed to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a three-day official visit. uling, he said. "That's not a threat, that's a fact." Councilman Fred Lee Hughes Averages Drop In Late Trading Industrials rails off 1.34 were off 5.74, and utilities up day on the New York Stock Exchange. Volume was shares, according to Abilene office of Dempsey-Tegeler Co. was concerned that the paving will confer with Prince Noro- might funnel more water into the area. Conely said it would not change the drainage pat- tern materially. A paving assessment for two lanes on S. Willis from Catclaw Creek to S. 14th also was ap- proved. Councilmen authorized con- demnation proceedings against five landowners whose proper- ty is needed for completion of Loop 322 around southeast Abilene. They were Alpha Allen, whose See FEE. Pg. 15-A, Col. 4 Rains Gone, But It'll Stay Cool Leaving an aftertaste of cool weather and lake runoffs, the areawide rains vanished early Thursday with a few spurts of showers. Ovalo's .20 was top fig- ure. State story Pg. 18-B rain but insufficient runoff to raise the lake level, according to Martin Cleveland, assistant Partly cloudy skies will for West Central Texas tinue through Friday, says fore- caster Dennis Noble at the U. S. Weather Bureau here. He ex- pects the mercury to creep back up around 90 degrees Friday Temperature dipped to 59 de- grees overnight and had gone no higher than 65 since 9 a.m Wednesday. However, this did not undercut the low maximum Aug. 23 record of 68 in 1928, be- cause temperature was in the 70's before 9 a.m. Wednes- day. Abilene had an additional trace of rain between midnight and 4 a.m., Noble said, but it added nothing to the 15.16 inches for 1966, which is .63 below the normal for Aug. 25. City Water Supt Bill Weems says that, although the showers were slow and gentle, there was a rise in all three Abilene reser- voir lakes now in use. BAIRD Lake Phantom gained .2-foot BRECKENRIDGE Tr. 1.40 in the 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. Lake Hubbard 2.00 Thursday and .3 for the entire rainy period. "This swells the lake total by 450 million gallons altogether and brings it up to billion gallons in all. It as now 2.3 feet below spillway lev- el: Kirby gained .2-foot in the 24 hours ending Thursday morning and .3 for the period. All told, it gained 45 million gal- lons and now contains 860 mil- lion to bring it to 6.6 feet below EASTLAND____...... Tr. 3.20 spillway. Lake Abilene gained only .1- foot, all in the 24 hours ending Thursday morning. This 15-mil- liofl gallon gain brings the lake up to 2.6 feet below spillway with 1.865 billion gallons in it. Hubbard got a inches of Municipal Water District. dom Sihanouk. Cambodian chief U.S. planes attacked frontier villages. De Gaulle plans a major U. 5. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ESSA WEATHER IUREAU (WHtlwr Mipr ;Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-mile ra- dius) Partly cloudy through Friday. High today M, overnight low 65 70, high Friday 90. NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS: Clear in north, partly cloudy in south tonight and Friday. Warmer in afternoons. Cool again tonight. Low tonight 54 to M, High Friday 81 to 86. NORTHWEST TEXAS: Clear to part- ly cloudy -tonight and Friday. A little warmer Friday. Low tonight 54 to 62. High Friday. 81 to 87. SOUTHWEST TEXAS: Decreasing clouds tonight and: FrWay. A little warmer Friday. Lowest tonight SI to 72. High Friday 77 to 87. TEMPERATURES Wtd. p.m. 62..... 63 64 65 65 65..... 45 64 A3 63 63 '63 Thurs. a.m. 63 ffl 63 63 High and low for 24 hours ending a.m.: 65 and 59. High and low same date test year: 100 and 77. Sunset last night: sunrise today: sunset tonight: Barometer reading at noon: 28.38. Humidity at noon: 78 per cent. speech in the Cambodian capi- tal, Phnom Penh, Sept. 1 in which he is expected to push his campaign for a united, neutral Viet Nam. Whether he would condemn U.S. policy in Viet Nam from that rostrum was a matter of diplomatic speculation here. He has been critical of it in the past but observers noted he was re- strained about the situation while visiting the Soviet Union last -spring. The president, accompanied by his wife, flew from Paris in an American-built DCS jet on the 22nd anniversary of the lib- eration of the city by French and American troops., Although his Foreigners Warned To Leave City TOKYO (AP) -Communist China ordered the closing today of the Sacred Heart Academy, a Roman Catholic mission school in Peking run by French nuns, the newspaper Yomiuri report- ed in a dispatch from Peking. Kensaburo Seki, Yomiuri cor- respondent based in Peking, said Communist China's Minis- try of Foreign Affairs, shortly after teen-age Red Guards broke into the school and hoist- led the Communist flag over it, informed embassies by tele- phone that it was closing down Sacred Heart. The explanation given, Seki said, was that the Catholic mis- sion school was supported by those advocating anti-commu- nism and anti-socialism and those opposed to the thoughts of Mao Tze-tung, Communist Chi- na's leader. Japanese correspondents in the Communist Chinese capital reported they also put a bust of Mao Tze-tung in the school and plastered its with signs reading "Get out, foreign Dev- and "Chase out the run- ning dogs of imperialism." .The Red Guards and" adults backing them blocked the school doors and made it impossible to hold classes. The Sacred Heart Academy, been, under the jurisdiction of the Chinese Communist govern- ment. Continue Rampage The teen-agers continued surge through the streets howl- ing for reforms which ranged round-the-world top includes j almost 100 years old, has not stops in Djibouti, French "r maliland; Addis Ababa, Ethio- pia; New Caledonia; Tahiti and Guadeloupe, his visit to Cam-j a part of French owed the rest. France-Soir, biggest newspa- per in "France, bannerlined, "De Gaulle has decided to say ev- erything, he thinks on Viet What that was, however, remained a secret. Besides stressing French in- terest in its old Southeast Asian empire, De Gaulle also plans a demonstration of France's in- terest in the new world of nu- clear diplomacy. to staged the heaviest raids of the from renaming Peking "The missions, the U.S: Military mm IT RAISED UT Tower 'Warning' System Eyed East is Red" to the abolition of Chinese checkers and Western chess. The Catholic school, said to be one of the few remaining still run by foreigners, is attended by children of foreign residents in Peking. The newspaper Yomiuri said students, their parents and for- eign diplomats who tried to pro- test against the demonstration by Red Guard youths were help- less. Yomiuri also reported three members of a family, believed to be well-to-do, were forced to wear red clothing and forced to VIET CONG POSE WITH THEIR KILL Viet Cong stand atop wreckage of a U.S. helicopter much in the manner of big game hunters after a kill. The caption supplied with this picture received Thursday from Communist sources claimed the men shot down the helicopter in South Viet Nam but cH not specify when or where. (AP Wirephoto) U.S. Planes Hit North In War's Heaviest Raids SAIGON, South Viet Nam (-AP) American warplanes war .on North Viet Nam Wednesday, flying a record 146 _u.S. battle deaths for the nounced that the number ofjof plane American servicemen in Viet but acknowl- Nam had surpassed 300.000. A buildup" to to is expected by the end of the year. Command announced today. Fighting also flared on the ground today; U.S. Marines clashed again in brisk fighting with North Viet- namese Army regulars in the northern provinces of South Viet Nam. The Military Command dis- closed that the Leathernecks were engaged in two new tions and so far have killed 188 of the enemy. Fighting also erupted 20 miles north of Saigon where units of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division engaged a reinforced company week that ended last Saturday were 91, ten week before. fewer than In addition the 425 Americans were wounded and eight were listed as missing or captured. South Vietnamese forces had 216 killed and 414 wounded or captured. Nguyen Cao Ky, opening South Viet Nam's na- tional election campaign, called for a large turnout of voters Sept. 11 but warned of an in- j crease in Communist terrorism aimed at disrupting the elec- tions. 2-Day Total ABILENE Municipal Airport Tr. 1.83 Total for Year 15.16 Normal for Year...... 15.79 DyessAFB .......011.66 1041 Jefferson .10 2.17 Lake Abilene Lake Phantom Hill Lake Kirby BIG SPRING BLACKWELL .99 1.85 .25 3.00 .95 3.25 .80 1.30 .80 2.20 .022.54 2.00 .83 BRONTE BROWNWOOD CISCO ;LYDE COLEMAN COLORADO CITY COMANCHE moss PLAINS 2.00 Tr, 2.00 1.50 .10 1.00 2.90 1.40 3.80 Tr. .36 1.50 PAINT HOCK PLEASANT GROVE PUTNAM. DENTON VALLEY 3.10 DUBLIN............ -C5 GOREE 1.95 GORMAN 1.50 GLEN COVE 1.50 HAMLIN M HAPPY VALLEY 4.85 HASKELL JO HATCHEL................ 3.10 Texas regents are considering HAWLEY cUyctmnfy civil defense authorities to install a "big voice1' warning system on the campus tower, Charmian W. W. JAYTON LAWN MERKEL MILES MUNDAY NOVICE NORTON NOLAN OLD GLORY .103.10 .55 1.50 .70 1.00 2.50 1.91 1.50 2.00 1.50 L30 OVALO .203.60 RISING STAR ROCKWOOD 120 .95 2.60 3.20 .89 Tr. ROBY .28 .60 2.25 ROSCOE ROWENA SANTA ANNA SEYMOUR SNYDER.....................80 STAMFORD 2.00 SWEETWATER 1.30 WEINERT WESTBROOK .104.40 SYLVESTER .70 STITH VIEW WASTELLA .90 1.10 2.00 1.1 stand outside the front gate of jtheir home while being jeered iby the crowd. Posters have been pasted on! the walls throughout the better AUSTIN University of residential district of Peking, reports said. They warned ''landowners, rich farmers and capitalists to leave their homes within three days and to leave Peking by Sept. 10." Broadcasting Corp. Peking correspondent said the youths, who seemed to be di- recting their wrath at Western- ers, posted notices on the walls Catholic 'school which read: "Christianity is akin to imperialism." Reports said the militant teen- agers ordered persons jhirrag domestic servants to pay their salaries and send them home of Viet Cong troops early today. U.S. Building In other developments: edged .that they were the high- est so far in the war. This would probably run from 400 to 500 forays. Heavy Damage American pilots claimed heavy destruction. Four of 18 oil storage depots damaged and probably hit but smoke and dust prevented an accurate assess- ment. Most of the attacks were con- centrated in the Southern Pan- handle and just north of the demilitarized zone, raid was made in Only one the Hanoi The 146 missions against the Communist exceeded the previous record set earlier this month by seven. An official U.S. spokesman Heath said today. Such a system, which includes Civil Defense siren signals and powerful loudspeakers for voice warnings, "would; have; been quite helpful" during sniper Charles Whitman's Aug. 1 shoot- ing rampage, city civil defense Director W. A. Kengla said. Heath said the regents, who meet Friday and Saturday, are conducting! "studies...tp deter- mine how the (university) tow- er can best be put to construc- tive uses." The observation deck above the tower's 27th floor has been closed; since Whitman used it as his vantage point to shoot 14 persons to death and wound 31 others. Heath 'said the board will Tr. 1.30 consider entering into, an agree- 3.08 ment with the Austin-Travis County Department oif Civil De- .58 fense for installation of the .24 "big voice" warning system on .10 3.75 the tower. 1.40 Kengla said such a system .55 would reach out three-eighths of a mile from the tower. Dur- ing the sniper episode, he said, it might nave helped keep traf- fic away from the campus and broadcast emergency instruc- tions to students to stay inside Military Command an-would not, disclose the number RUSK TELLS SENATORS Johnson, Kennedy Policies the Same By EDWIN B. HAAKINSON WASHINGTON tary of State Dean Rusk told questioning senators today that President Johnson's Viet Nam policies do not differ from those of President John F. Kennedy. Denying that this; country is or wants to be a policeman for the before a critical Senate subcom- mittee. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, within five days. They also commitments to aid de- dered the upper classes and overseas Chinese to leave the cities within three days and work on the farms. In Peking, a broadcast said, two elderly Chinese were cov- ered with flour for living like oourgeoisie while others were dragged about the street after their Western-style hairdos had been clipped. JHH mm SECTION A 4 10.11 Htwl SICTION 1 2-3 ncwi.......... 7 I 10 UtttrUli............. 12 Ctmfei 11 ments and action on Viet Nam, Rusk said, made it very clear he regarded the Southeast Asia treaty as a solemn pledge and "we would do our duty." Rusk pointed out that Kenne- dy increased U.S. military forces there from a few hundred to Earlier, Rusk told Sen. Lever- ett Saltonstall, R-Mass., U.S. fenses of more than 40 in Viet, Nam have been R-Maine, told Rusk that be- cause of recent public criticisms by Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D- many persons feel that his brother, the late president, would not have escalated the fighting and U.S. forces in Viet She asked comment of Rusk who has served both presidents as secretary of state. "I do not feel that I can put words into President Kennedy's Rusk began but then quickly added that President Johnson and other presidents before him had followed a con- sistent policy in the Southeast Asian trouble center. President Kennedy's sute increased because of "our com- mitments under the treaty. Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., chairman of the subcommittee, noted that although Rusk dis- claimed any world policeman role, that "everyone else seems to regard the United States as the world's policeman." Questioning the numerous de- fense treaties and pacts, Stennis said that many of our World War II allies and other free na- tions believe "they can coast along." Stennis and Sen. Stuart Sym- ington, D-Mo., told Rusk that this country had supplied oil an oil depot 18 miles from the Communist capi- tal with results not announced, flown A spokesman had said earlier North that bad weather over North Viet Nam held the attacks to the Southern Panhandle and Red River Valley. The Air Force flew 71 mis- sions, Navy pilots 68 and U.S. Marines seven. Despite heavy antiaircraft fire, pilots reported they dam- aged or destroyed 70 barges, 27 bridges, 43 military supply buildings and 54 freight cars and a locomotive. Most of the freight cars were hit during three raids by car- rier-based Navy planes on the 40-car train. Pilots reported the train's locomotive and 11 cars were destroyed and another 11 cars damaged. Over South Viet Nam, Air Force B52 bombers hit at a Viet Cong base camp and storage area today 30 miles northwest of Qui Nhon on the coast. The latest ground fighting in- volved a company of the U.S. 1st Infantry Division which en- countered an estimated rein- forced Viet Cong company early today 20 miles north of Saigon. Reinforcements were sent to the U.S. units and they engaged in heavy fighting until contact was broken toward midday. In late afternoon, contact was re- newed but was described as sporadic. 50 Enemy Killed In one of the newly announced Marine operations, the Leather- necks killed 50 Communist troops since the action began last Saturday. The heaviest en- f gagement was fought Wednts- Set RUSK, Pf. 15-A, Col. 1 in fighting 14 miles joatliwtft f Da Nang. ;